Category Archives: Snapshots

Joyful July

Anglo-Saxons called July ‘Heymonath’ (haymaking) or ‘Maed’ (flowering meadows). It is the seventh month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.  It was originally called Quintilius meaning fifth month, as at the time, January and February were … Continue reading

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Jubilant June

Here we are at the half way point of the year, with June being the sixth of twelve months in the Julian and Gregorian calendars!  It is the second to have 30 days and the third to have less than … Continue reading

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Memorable Moments in May

May is thought to be named after Maia after the Greek Goddess of Fertility. The third of seven months to have 31 days, after January and March, it’s the fifth month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Superstitions and Sayings Couples … Continue reading

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Appreciating April

April is the fourth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars and was called Aprilis by the Romans, meaning ‘to open’. The Anglo-Saxons called it Eosturmonth (Easter month). Birth flowers are daisy and sweet pea.  Birthstone is the diamond symbolising innocence. … Continue reading

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Marvellous March

March is the third month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars but before the calendar reform, it was the first month of the year. The months we now know as January and February were just called ‘winter’! March was called … Continue reading

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A Few February Facts

After my spectacular blunder last month, suggesting Aquarius was a water rather than an air sign (humble thanks to the eagle-eyed among you) let’s see if I can do a bit better this time! February February is the second month … Continue reading

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January Jewels

Kicking off the year with a few fun facts about the months as they come along!  So here we go with … January First month on the Julian and Gregorian calendars.  Named after Janus the god of gateways who had … Continue reading

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Snapshots – The Life of ‘C’

I’m delighted to be able to offer ‘C’ the opportunity to use my blog again for some more extracts from her summer diary.  Just realised how terribly insensitive it is to tell someone they’re ‘lucky’ that they don’t gain pounds. … Continue reading

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Snapshots … the life of ‘C’

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my latest guest ‘C’. She has multiple sclerosis and a few months ago, decided to share her experiences.  In this series of posts, she gives us some brief insights into her difficulties and … Continue reading

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